Itsukushima Island, a place where deer wander freely, where small maple leaf shaped cakes (momiji manju) are sold on virtually every street corner, and a sacred coastal shrine shimmers in fiery, scarlet-tinged sunsets. It’s hard to imagine that such a place exists but as one quickly discovers upon visiting Japan, places like Itsukushima, or more simply, Miyajima,…

By Larry from PA, US Of all the places I encountered during my time in Japan, few resonated with me like Kamakura, a sleepy seaside town infused with temples, surf shops, and up and coming cafes. A dramatic contrast from the energy of nearby Tokyo, this picturesque coastal landscape provides the perfect backdrop for an…

Yes, especially in June. I think Kamakura might be the most underrated destination for foreign traveller so far. People loving to see temples and shrines head to Kyoto, or Nara. And people staying in Tokyo and not going to westside of Japan prefer to go Nikko. So talking about Kamakura, they simply say, we’ve already…

Just driving to the beloved aquarium? Actually there are many places you’d better to stop by. If you like antique furniture, driving along route 58 from Ginowan to Chatan is optional. They typically sell old American products, because they situate close to American base. Also, there are shops selling local made furnitures. It must be…